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Department of Sociology
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Graduate Program

U of M Sociology offers a PhD program covering the fundamentals of sociological theory and methods, emphasizing mastery of central literatures and debates, the conduct of research, teaching, and policy application.

The department is able to provide substantial opportunities for advanced training through seminars, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and instructorships. Incoming students receive funding packages that support them up to five years.

At the U of M you will find a supportive, collaborative, and challenging intellectual environment, an opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research, and a commitment to valuing a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.

Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Professor Ann Meier

 

About the University of Minnesota

  • cohort 2014
2014 Cohort

Contacts

Becky Drasin
Graduate Program Associate

Ann Meier
Director of Graduate Studies

Graduate News

  • Caren Arbeit successfully defends!

    Caren Arbeit successfully defended her dissertation, "The Context of Parental Job Loss on Children's Educational Attainment," on November 14, 2014. Her advisor is Professor Rob Warren. Dr. Arbeit is a Research Analyst at the Education and Workforce Development Division, RTI International in San Francisco. Congratulations, Dr. Arbeit!

    November 26th, 2014
  • Congratulations, Dr. June Msechu!

    June Msechu successfully defended her dissertation, Intergenerational Relationships and Eldercare in Rural Tanzania: A Life Course Perspective on the Implications of Social Change on Families on November 3, 2014. Dr. Msechu is advised by professors Ron Aminzade and Cawo Abdi. She will return to her position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Best wishes Dr. Msechu.

    November 4th, 2014

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Alumni News

  • Gina Erickson, Assistant Professor Hamline University

    Gina Erickson (Ph.D. 2012) will begin her second year, this fall 2014, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

    July 17th, 2014
  • Rachelle Hill joins the U.S. Census Bureau

    Rachelle Hill, (Ph.D. 2012) is an Administrator for the Minnesota Census Research Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau.

    June 19th, 2014

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